Jimmy Blanton

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Birthday
5, 1918
Birthplace
Chattanooga, TN
Death Date
Jul 30, 1942 (23)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
5, 1918
Birthplace
Chattanooga, TN
Death Date
Jul 30, 1942 (23)

About

Originator for the pizzicato and arco bass solos and who played with Duke Ellington's band.

Before Fame

He attended Tennessee State University and started playing with college bands before leaving to work with the Jeter-Pillars Orchestra.

Trivia

He died in a sanatorium when he was twenty-three years old.

Family Life

He was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Associated With

Both Blanton and Cootie Williams played in Duke Ellington's band.